ALJ Ex-Dividend Reminder - 9/4/14

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/4/14, Alon USA Energy Inc ( ALJ) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.10, payable on 9/22/14. As a percentage of ALJ's recent stock price of $16.59, this dividend works out to approximately 0.60%, so look for shares of Alon USA Energy Inc to trade 0.60% lower — all else being equal — when ALJ shares open for trading on 9/4/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ALJ, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.10 declared by Alon USA Energy Inc:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ALJ is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.41% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ALJ shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Alon USA Energy Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ALJ's low point in its 52 week range is $8.55 per share, with $17.58 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.64.

In Tuesday trading, Alon USA Energy Inc shares are currently down about 0.2% on the day.

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